I got my future back


My balcony oasis

My balcony oasis

On hearing the results of the recent Presidential election, Gloria Steinem said, “I feel like I got my future back.”

We’re having an “Ike Orphans Potluck Throwdown Thanksgiving Dinner” at my loft this year. I sweep and vacuum and dust away the layers of Ike dust that seem to flake off and grow back like dry skin — plant little violas (the only flowers Home Depot had, and they’re perfect) in my balcony pot garden — re-place the photographs of my friends where I can smile back at them at will — and sing along with the soundtrack of “Mamma Mia,” not caring a lick who hears me…

I feel like I got my future back.

Thank you.

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Copyright © 2009 Alice Melott

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  1. #1 by krmb on December 10, 2008 - 11:26 am

    Hi Alice! If your Thanksgiving gathering was anything as wonderful as your Dickens After Party, it was fabulous indeed!

    Kyle and I had such a wonderful visit with you and your guests on Saturday night. I cannot thank you enough for your hospitality — we did so wish we could have stayed longer. And the “small world” thing! Amazing!

    In case you’d like to see my perspective of the weekend, here’s a link to my Flickr stream set of Dickens photos:

    DOTS 08 - Partial Group Shot

    And to read of our weekend adventures (I wrote about you), please visit The Daily KRuMB at http://krmb.wordpress.com/ As you know, we’ve added a link to your blog here, on our blog, there. There’s always a silver lining, and although it seems twisted to give credit to such an awful storm, I’m grateful to Ike for introducing me to you.

    Your new friend,
    MaritaBeth
    MB of KRuMB

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